Deputy Sheriff J. R. "Bud" Allison

Deputy Sheriff J. R. "Bud" Allison

Williamson County Sheriff's Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, August 30, 1924

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J. R. "Bud" Allison

Deputy Sheriff Bud Allison was shot and killed during a gun battle with Ku Klux Klan members in Herrin, Illinois.

Deputy Allison, two deputies, and their sheriff were attempting to seize an automobile, used for hauling bootleg liquor, from a local garage that also served as the headquarters for the local Ku Klux Klan. Feeling was running high after the acquittal of two men for the murder of a local klansman. As the officers entered the garage gunfire erupted. Deputy Allison, four klansmen, and an innocent bystander were killed.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Deputy Allison's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 2-10-18 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

February 10, 2018

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